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21.11.2022 BCCN Silk Road Talk: "Between Big-push (quantity) and Bankability (quality); Geoeconomics of Infrastructure Financing in the Indo-Pacific" by Saori Katada

  • Wann 21.11.2022 von 16:00 bis 18:00
  • Wo Georgenstrasse 23; 10117 Berlin; 6th floor, ro. 607; doorbell: Humboldt University / re:work
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Dear students and colleagues,

 

We cordially invite you to join our BCCN Silk Road Talk #2

 

Between Big-push (quantity) and Bankability (quality); Geoeconomics of Infrastructure Financing in the Indo-Pacific 

 

Speaker: Prof. Saori Katada

 

Abstract

This project examines the infrastructure investment ‘competition’ between Japan and China in the context of privatization of development finance in the post-global financial crisis world. As geoeconomic challenge to China’s infrastructure ‘big push’ through its Belt-and-Road Imitative, Japan and the Quad powers responded by establishing Blue Dot Network to certify bankable infrastructure projects with the hope that such certification will invite institutional investors to infrastructure financing in the Indo-Pacific region.  By examining contrasting financing features and risk consideration of infrastructure financing between China and Japan, the project illustrates the foundation of quantity versus quality competition among the financial suppliers of infrastructure investment.

 

Saori N. Katada is Professor of International Relations at University of Southern California, and she is currently a Banque de France/Fondation France-Japon Fellow at L’École de Haute Etudes en Sciences Sociales (FFJ/EHESS) in Paris France.  Her book Japan’s New Regional Reality: Geoeconomic Strategy in the Asia-Pacific was published from Columbia University Press in 2020, and its Japanese version in 2022. She has co-authored two recent books: The BRICS and Collective Financial Statecraft (Oxford University Press, 2017), and Taming Japan’s Deflation: The Debate over Unconventional Monetary Policy (Cornell University Press, 2018).  She was the vice president of International Studies Association (ISA) from 2021 to 2022.  She has her Ph.D. is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Political Science), and her B.A. from Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo).  Before joining USC, she served as a researcher at the World Bank in Washington D.C., and as International Program officer at the UNDP in Mexico City.

 

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